- Library Workshops This Week (updated)
- Brown Bag: Yoga/Meditation Why Bother? (TODAY)
- Orphan Train – Book Club for March (TODAY)
- NWACC United Way Campaign Coming Soon! (new)
- Academic Success Workshops
- Gather at the Table Authors to Visit NWACC April 1 (new)
- Reading and Writing Workshops
- National Society of Leadership & Success Bake Sale!
- Brown Bag: Hoopin’ For Health (new)
- Transfer Visits at a Glance THIS WEEK
- Plant A Seed Soirée
- Mary Beth Tinker to Speak at NWACC on April 7
- Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports
- Fiesta on April 9
- Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life April 16
- Unique Opportunity to Participate in a Poverty Simulation!
- Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team
- Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16
- 2015-2016 Work Study Position Request
- Flipping the Script Writing Contest
- LIFE Program
- Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington
- Study Abroad Course in Belize
- College Algebra Workshops for Spring
- ALPFA Symposium
- Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
- Respiratory Therapy Applications
- NWACC in the News (2 new items)
THIS WEEK AT NWACC:
Library Workshops This Week
All are invited to build research skills and learn more about library resources on Mondays and Thursdays in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310 inside the library).
Library Workshops this week include:
- Monday, March 30, at 1:30 p.m.: Google & Google Scholar
- Thursday, April 2, at 12 p.m.: Citation Made Easier For workshop descriptions and the full spring schedule, check out the attached flyer or www.nwacc.edu/web/library/workshops.
Brown Bag: Yoga/Meditation Why Bother?
A brown bag session on yoga and meditation is planned for March 31. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and explore answers to the following: Have you wondered what the fuss is all about? What is it good for? Should you try it? Hype or life changing?
Pat Michaelis-Talbott, owner of It’z OK Yoga Studio in Little Flock and yoga instructor for 12 years, will present the session. Pat will discuss the benefits and side effects and lead participants in a few yoga poses and meditation techniques.
The session will be from 11 a.m. to noon March 31 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.
The event is sponsored by the NWACC Wellness Spring Series.
A related flier is attached. (March 31)
Orphan Train – Book Club for March
Join us to discuss Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train Tuesday, March 31, 3-4, in BH 2243.
NWACC United Way Campaign Coming Soon!
The annual NWACC United Way of NWA Campaign will soon be underway.
NWACC has a solid history of putting together great campaigns and raising money for the United Way, which funds dozens of local nonprofit organizations, such as Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Boys and Girls Club, Credit Counseling of Arkansas, and many more. This year’s campaign will kick off at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, and will run until Tuesday, April 14. We hope you will help out with our campaign and show just how strong the NWACC team is.
One focus of the United Way of NWA is reducing child poverty. We would like to share a short, yet moving video on the struggles surrounding poverty that United Way unveiled at the Children Living in Poverty Summit in January. The powerful video can be found at http://www.unitedwaynwa.org/clip
All NWACC employees who donate will receive a sticker to wear jeans on either April 6 or Monday, April 13. Donations can be made in cash, by credit card, check or payroll deduction.
There are also several prizes up for grabs! Everyone who donates will be entered to win a prize from some of our generous businesses in the area. Prizes include goodies from Starbuck’s, Gusano’s Pizza, High Rise Extreme Air Sports and more!
Donors who give $20 can also have their pick of a United Way T-Shirt or United Way Tote bag as a free gift. (Sizes and supplies are limited.) Keep watching for future updates, and for more information, contact Jerod Bradshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Success Workshops
The Academic Success Center on campus is here to help students succeed in every way this semester!
Please encourage students to join us in Room 314 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops.
Topics vary by week. Please see a more detailed schedule with workshop descriptions here.
Gather at the Table Authors to Visit NWACC April 1
Tom DeWolf, and Sharon Morgan, Gather at the Table authors, will speak during Dr. Chris Huggard’s 10:30 – 11:45 History of the American People class on Wednesday, April 1, in NCPTC 2004.
This event is open to all interested students, faculty, and staff.
About the book and authors:
Tom DeWolf’s family came from the largest slave owners in the U.S. and Sharon Morgan is the descendant of slaves. Tom and Sharon have traveled across the U.S. for three years prior to writing the book to better understand historical and current context of race relations. Since the book was published, they have held sessions at schools, colleges, churches, community centers, etc. to open up the dialogue about race relations.
More information can be found at gatheratthetable.net
Reading and Writing Workshops
Basic Writing Skills – Avoiding Wordiness
- Wednesday, April 1, 3 p.m. BH 1007
- Thursday, April 2, 3 p.m. BH 1004
- Friday, April 3, 9:30 a.m. BH 1020
Reading Skills- Psych-Analysis: Reading in the Social Sciences
- Friday, April 3, 10:30 a.m. BH 1019
National Society of Leadership & Success Bake Sale!
Come fulfill your sweet tooth and help support the NSLS with a purchase of our baked goods on Wednesday, April 1, and Thursday, April 2, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location will be in the lobby outside of the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Cash as well as credit cards will be accepted!
Brown Bag: Hoopin’ For Health
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to learn about the health benefits of hooping April 2 from 11 a.m.-noon in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please open attached flier for additional information.
Transfer Visits at a Glance THIS WEEK
Wednesday, April 1: University of Arkansas-Little Rock Location: Transfer Desk-10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, April 2: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (open related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
Plant A Seed Soirée
Please join the NWACC Foundation for this year’s Plant A Seed Soirée on April 30th at the John Q. Hammons Center. This event benefits student scholarships at NWACC. Tickets are ½ price for faculty, staff, and students: $50 per ticket. You may purchase tickets at the Foundation Office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or by calling 479-619-4184. Open the attached “Save the Date” for additional details.
Mary Beth Tinker to Speak at NWACC on April 7
Mary Beth Tinker, who was involved in the landmark 1969 First Amendment case Tinker v. Des Moines Community School District will address faculty, students and community members during a lecture on April 7 at NWACC.
Tinker was among a small group of students from Des Moines, Iowa, who in December 1965, wore black armbands to mourn those lost on both sides of the Vietnam War and to show support for Robert F. Kennedy’s call for a “Christmas truce.” Student participants were suspended from school until they would come back without the armbands. A First Amendment battle followed, and the case wound its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1969 issued a landmark decision upholding the students’ right to wear the armbands.
The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in White Auditorium of Burns Hall on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus in Bentonville. The event is sponsored by the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of History at NWACC. The public is invited.
Those seeking additional information may contact Dr. Jami Forrester at email@example.com.
Faculty & Staff Discussion Regarding Sports
Faculty and staff are invited to attend a discussion with administration regarding sports at NWACC. The discussion will take place on Thursday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 A&B.
Fiesta on April 9
BCM and NWACC Culture Clubs invite you to a Fiesta on Thursday, April 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Open gym, snacks, cooking, supper, and prizes will be offered. All NWACC students and advisers are welcome as we learn about “Your World!”
Location: Activity Center/Gym at 626 W. Olive, Rogers, corner of 8th and Olive Street.
Unique Opportunity to Participate in a Poverty Simulation on April 14!
Experience Life on the Edge with this interactive experience, allowing participants to begin to understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress.
The event will be Tuesday, April 14, from 8:00-11:00 in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.
- Free breakfast and lunch!
- Limited spots available, open to community, register at unitedwaynwa.org/clip
- Faculty and staff encouraged to attend
For additional information, contact Christie Brinsfield, Director Career Pathways firstname.lastname@example.org
A related flier is attached.
Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life- April 16
The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 108 A and B of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A free cholesterol screening is included. Contact Becky Hudson to sign up at email@example.com to sign up. Come out and help save a life. A related flier is attached.
Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team
Your support saves lives!
- 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
- 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
- 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
- 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
- This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.
- Be one of the first 5 members and your registration fee will be sponsored by Dr. Ricky Tompkins. if you would like to register please email me right away to let me know and I will give you a code to bypass the payment if you are one of the first 5.
- Learner Services will also be sponsoring 5 participants. It is also on a first-come basis.
To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box. For more information, contact team captain Becky Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Requesting Promotional Items for 2015-16
It’s that time of year to request promotional items as a part of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
2015-2016 Work Study Position Request
It is time again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2015-16 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.
If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.
To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection
- My Work
- Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for “Request a Work Study Position” Deadline to request positions is April 17.
Flipping the Script Writing Contest
I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.
This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.
Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.
There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA
Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/
Do you know what the LIFE program is?
Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn what we are doing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviaI6JD7BY
Applications are available (attached) for our summer program that will take place June 16, 17, and 18! (March 31)
Speaker Broadcast with Arianna Huffington
Come join us in learning how to “redefine success and properly manage time” with Arianna Huffington and her video broadcast “Thrive”.
Arianna Huffington, Pulitzer Prize winner, is the founder, president, and editor-in chief of The Huffington Post. She has been awarded New York Times best-selling author with “Thrive” so this broadcast is an event you don’t want to miss!
Live event was March 17. Replay event is April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.
A related flier is attached.
Study Abroad Course in Belize
NWACC’s Dr. Jacques Hill is leading a University of Arkansas study abroad course to Belize from May 11 to June 6 of 2015. NWACC students are invited to enroll. The course is a Community Development Course with an Ecology emphasis. The course will provide students with community service hours.
Participants will conduct biodiversity inventories in rainforests and mangroves, explore barrier islands, and work in local grades schools to educate children on environmental issues such as beach erosion, biodiversity, and water quality. Students will also go snorkeling on Caye Caulker and explore Mayan Ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio. Students will receive 6 UA credits. Please contact Dr. Hill if you are interested in going: email@example.com
A related flier is attached. (March 31)
Developmental Math Workshops for Spring
Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015
Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).
College Algebra Workshops for Spring
This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students. Other students are also welcome. Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews. Please see the attached schedule for the specific times and locations of the workshops. If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALPFA is hosting an event on April 17 that is aimed at helping students choose a pathway to success.
This event is open to all NWACC students and will include a leadership panel, breakout sessions with professionals, lunch, and a career fair that will help students find their path to success.
A related flier is attached. (April 17)
Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals. While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.
- Wednesday, April 1: University of Arkansas-Little Rock Location: Transfer Desk-10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Thursday, April 2: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (open related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
- Monday, April 6: Missouri State University – Springfield, MO Location: Transfer Desk—9:30 to 1:00
- Monday, April 6: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Transfer Center, Suite 235—9:00 to 1:00
- Monday, April 6: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—noon to 2:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
- Tuesday, April 14: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—1:00 to 3:00
- Wednesday, April 15: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Location: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to noon)
- Thursday, April 16: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Locations: Transfer Desk—9:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—3:00 to 6:00
- Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
- Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
- Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
- Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
- Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00
Respiratory Therapy Applications
The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.
To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.
For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu
NWACC IN THE NEWS
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